Foo Fighters 


Foo Fighters 11th November 1995 Glasgow Barrowlands - By Ross Harkness

Well this was my very first Barrowlands Gig and what a gig too.

The Support Bands were "Gin Goblins" who a Former Nirvana Roadie "Big John Duncan" was part of their outfit....They were kinda weird looking bunch of guys, ok though. Next Up Was "Build To Spill"....They were setting up their own stuff, I first thought they were the roadies for the band until they started to get on with there set....they were a mellow  rock.

Next up the MAIN EVENT - FOO FIGHTERS

I get my small Body to the front row of the Barrowlands "slightly to the right looking on to the stage". Well I'm a Huge Nirvana fan so that really how i got into them i wanted to see what they were like, besides "This is a Call" kicks ass....The Foos stroll Out Dave's Long Hair...i was well excited.. man 2 former band members  of  NIRVANA. A Great Night that will always stick in my head.

The Foos Stroll on stage looking Great, Pat does little wave to crowd and

Dave does little chit chat with crowd. he seems very happy.

Setlist =

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Enough Space - A top Class Rockin Tune to kick off with Never Heard it b4 - Good Tune

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This Is a Call   - The Crowd Go Ballistic its Superb. Dave thanks the crowd

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Winnebago                - A B-side to  "TIAC". My Fav Tune at the Time i was well impressed. Dave thanks the crowd.

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Watershed   - Super Fast Going Tune - Dave's Screaming Loud as he can I'm thinking. Dave's Hair is going everywhere and sticking to his face through sweat.

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For All The Cows  - Slightly Mello, giving Dave a chance to rest his vocals a bit. Dave thanks the crowd again.

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Butterflies   - Another  New song to me, very catchy Love song

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Big Me - The Popish song From the album goes down a treat in Glasgow

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I'll Stick Around - Dave's Refreshed and Screaming his Head off Again "i don't owe you anything".

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Oh George  - I  remember Dave saying somethin like he wasn't good at Guitar solos etc.  This is  the only Foo song to have a  guitar solo

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Good Grief    - My Brothers Fav Tune from album. Super fast going rock tune ACE.

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Po-Dunk  - Another B-side from the "TIAC" single. Pat seems to Enjoy himself on  This Tune with his big Cheesy Grin

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Alone + Easy Target  - Dave's has little banter with crowd - he keeps talking about chewing gum helps him perform the songs...It seems to work they rock.. Dave's very   Appreciative as he seems to thanks the crowd a lot.

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Exhausted - Foos End Superb i think similar to Endless Nameless of Nirvana with the feedback Will Goldsmiths still battling on on the Drums he seems quite high up in the foos drum kit from what i remember. Nate the quiet one does good job on Bass. Pat's Rockin around, and Dave hairs flying everywhere again sweat Going everywhere as foos end the show. the light dull down and the Band  Lower the sound .....its Dark...then Bang the Climax of ten song light backup and the foos finish the Superb Song. Foos Offstage...woohoo I'm blown away.

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Floaty   - Foos are  Back. Dave seems excited at the Response of the Barras Crowd. Great Bouncing Song.

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Up In Arms  - Another New Song, again on first impressions i like it.

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Gas Chamber  - A Good Cover - a 2 min fast rocking tune.

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My Hero  - The Last one for the Foos and Yet we are treated to another New tune Its a great song ...the END of a Superb Show - the foos thank the crowd I'm Gob smacked at the performance. My Shirt is totally drenched with sweat I pop downstairs buy 3 official Tour Shirts....go outside, buy a bootleg tour shirt from the sellers outside too. get to car ,"where i meet my mate  who  managed to get a drink with Big John Duncan from Gin Goblins  he was happy.", take shirt off ring all the sweat off and pop on my new  shirt, Off Home listening to the foos in car with  a smile from ear to ear.

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Foo Fighters - 24th May 1997 Barrowlands Gig Review - by Ross Harkness

Well there was supposed to be 4 of us going to gig but there was a big argument etc so 2 of them didn't go, I went with 2 spare tickets and didn't see any takers so i still have the 2 unused tickets, that some foo fans could of got.

I Drove me and my mate up the M8 to Glasgow...always remember the other side of the motorway was busy as ever Kilmarnock had just won the Scottish Cup so the traffic on other side was very busy.

Anyway we get to Barras....None of us are really bothered about "Red Kross" support band though we still heard them....now on with the Show....i get to Front Row middle again. The Foos have started to Mature in to a Great Rock Band.

Setlist

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Wind Up    - A Kick Ass opener the barras crowd love it .Dave screams head off.. I'm thinking how longs Dave's voice going to hold up with all the screaming he does.

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Watershed - Kicks Straight into song...superb. Taylor their New Drummer is on the Skins who fills  them quite well. Dave thanks crowd and  says good to be back.

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Hey J.P  - My Fav From Album, the fans seem to know this one...its a great tune with Pat doing  the backing vocals..

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Monkeywrench - A Super fast Tune, man is Dave gonna slow us down a bit the crowd is jumping, Uncontrollable...Loads of crowd surfers during song I'm getting kicked in head  but atmosphere is Great. The Crowd sing tail end of song "fall in fall out"

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Alone + Easy Target - Another Great oldie from the self titled album...Dave quietens the song down The crowd join in with the clapping. then explodes into a Frenzy with the  End of the song.

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Doll     - At last we get a break - only joking just a time to catch a breath. Dave has banter  with barras crowd. The crowd join in on the short slow song.

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See You  -  Then straight into this Pop sounding song from the album. And that follows straight into the  sounding out of tune......

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My Poor Brain  -  Were Back Rocking again. Quiet a heavy Foo song.

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For All The Cows  -  30 mins in of show, talks about a guy in the crowds Sepultura shirt.. One of the foos bouncing songs and a fav of Dave's to play live.

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Enough Space   - Dave introduces the song as a new one but says "You prob heard it when we opened the show last time we were here", yeah I remember it kicked Ass.

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Big Me   - Another Pop Song from self titled album. a good crowd pleaser.

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JAM   - Foos do a Jam where its a heavy sounding song with  Dave's telling a story about  kinda goes on the lines of - "a dream he had about him being at a rock festival and he and a  friend Pete were driving to gig that Michael Jackson was headling the show, it was a secret gig. Like Glastonbury. he missed Michael Jackson's he went backstage of gig and was lying down and people were going to sacrificed  me to the devil. I didn't  want to die,...and i didn't want to look like a woose..,....and then i woke up"

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Weenie Beenie  - Back to Some of the Fast Stuff from 1st Album heavy rocking tune. More loud screaming again.

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February Stars - Dave's Love Song.....slow then gradually building up balled...id say the  Foos Weakest song on album

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Everlong   - Foos Kick Straight into the super fast tempo of a classic from TCATS.

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New Way Home   -  A fast song that gets even faster treatment live...Dave thanks crowd  and tells them to keep warm as cold outside then bursts into...

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This Is A Call        - A Great Show Closer a Superb Fast Song. the Crowd join  in with the lyrics on this....it even has a Rock Style Guitar Solo At End.    Thanks crowd again bye bye..

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ENCORE

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Up In Arms  -  We are treated to the slow Version of the song. until it turns into the fast  sounding up in arms that we know.. Dave introduces Taylor Hawkins as their new drummer....he thanks everyone for coming. then blasts into

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I'll Stick Around    - Another Great Song from 1st Album and another superb Barras Gig from the Foos. "thanks you everyone take care of each other and well see you next   time".....A Great Foo Show....they played for about 1hour and 15mins.

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O-well This is my 5th Foo Fighters Gig and 3rd Barrowlands gig.

The helicopters were the Back-up Band and they done a good job, my first time at hearing them. 

8/10 id rate them. I saw the Lead Seger outside he seemed to like my shirt i was wearing "Bad Brains - At the Movies Shirt"...he told me its a good shirt i had..:)

The Gig is Being Recorded By and Aired by Radio 1 fm - on the Rock Show.

Anyway, I'm back up front Row of  Yet another Barrowlands gig.

The Foos come on with a very Loud Barras Welcome.

Setlist

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Stacked Actors - Superb Hard Rockin Tune to get us crowd in the mood for a great Night superb opener.

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My Poor Brain - Never Fails Live this tune another Rocky one and I'm sweating Loads Already.

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For All The Cows - One Dave's favs to play live and this songs shows you how bouncy the barras floor  for the chorus...I'm thinking this is going to be one mad night.

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Breakout - Dave was amazed at how quick the Scots have learned the vocals for all the new album  in songs where the Band let the crowd sing parts of the songs and Us Barras Crowd done  a great job if i must say so myself....if you don't believe me check out ten generator single.

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Learn To Fly - 1st Single, Dave introduces the song the one with the silly video....its one of my favs  from the new album.

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Up In Arms - Dave has a little banter asking how many people seen them before at barras we agree Dave says good to know same crowd always turn up.....we get treated to the slow  version...then I remember Dave doing his Scottish voice, "Lets go Straight away" .and  now the song is the more faster version.....man we haven't hardily had any time to  breath but who care its the foos.

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Ain't It The Life - Now we are all slowed down  good slow mellow rock tune and I'm gasping for a drink of water i see the bouncers start to hand out loads of  cups i get one, ahh that's better, also give them a break from the  many many crowd surfers.

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Monkeywrench -  The Breaks over, Foos are kicking Ass with Monkeywrench, this is one of the heaviest  Songs I've heard the foos play....superb...again back on the crowd surfers ill never  forget cos i got kicked in head about 10 times lol..

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Hey J.P - My Fav from album so I'm singing this song loud as i can Dave lets us sing intro to song.

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Alone + Easy Target - Back to 1st Album, the foos jam low the start to tune for a wee bit then  they kick the song in to touch and we are all head banging again.

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Everlong - They kick straight in to this with a big cheer as this is a Big Fav with many Fans Man Taylor is hitting those skins super fast for the disco beat to drums. Always goes down good.....just as you think the song is finished they go back on for the chorus again.

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Generator - Dave has banter with crowd talking about the talk box for the song...and he get a  very soaked shirt right on top of his head.....very funny...Tay then hits out Queens We Will Rock You on the drums and the barras crowd join in with a short sing along.  The songs not a great hit with me yet it will prob grow on me i guess, good though.

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Aurora - 1st time at hearing this live and an instant hit with me very good bouncing and crowd sing along to this one.

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I'll Stick Around - Dave said something like they were going to add a big Rock ending to song they  did.....it sounded like AC/DC just finished i thought...Dave thanks us and  the foos go off stage.

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New Way Home - Back for the encore...Dave starts to introduce the band - Tay, Nate and New Guitarist Chris....he then introduces himself as Damien Alburn ...where he gets a few boos....then he seems to just rattle out the start to "Travis - Why does it always rain o me" song.. the band join in for about a min jam of song until Dave forgets the words......then Kickin into NWH...this is amazing Live   its absolute ringing in the pit...and we have hardly had a break.. "I'm Not  complaining cos its only for an 1/half you get to see your idols!"...ill put up with anything.....they slow song right down low and then they go into overdrive with Dave screaming his head off.....the song of the gig for me.

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This Is A Call - Last one for the night and the song most of us been waiting to hear as this there 1st Single and is a great tune....Dave lets us barras crowd sing a few bits in song. ......the End of yet another great Night of the foos Rocking the Barrowlands.  Dave thanks the crowd and says well see you next time.......I go home again with  a huge smile again  very satisfied.

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I  managed to hear some rerun of the gig on Radio 1fm.i caught an interview with Dave and Taylor and Taylor says "Barrowlands are the wildest Crows in the world one of them".Dave says the  peeps seem to go way off here. they also say the Barrowlands is there spiritual home.

 

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